2015–16 Premier League

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Premier League
Season2015–16
ChampionsLeicester City
1st Premier League title
1st English title
RelegatedNewcastle United
Norwich City
Aston Villa
Champions LeagueLeicester City
Arsenal
Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester City
Europa LeagueManchester United
Southampton
Matches played380
Goals scored1026 (2.7 per match)
Top goalscorerEngland Harry Kane (25)
Biggest home winManchester City 6-1 Newcastle United
(3 October 2016)
Biggest away winAston Villa 0-6 Liverpool
(14 February 2016)
Highest scoringNorwich City 4–5 Liverpool
(23 January 2016)
Longest winning run6 matches
Tottenham Hotspur
Longest unbeaten run15 matches
Chelsea
Longest winless run19 matches
Aston Villa
Longest losing run11 matches
Aston Villa
Highest attendance75,415
Manchester United 2–1 Swansea City
(2 January 2016)
Lowest attendance10,853
AFC Bournemouth 1-3 Stoke City
(13 February 2016)
Average attendance36,351
2016–17 →

The 2015–16 Premier League was the 24th Premier League that took place from 8 August 2015 to 17 May 2016.

It was won by Leicester City who, guided by Claudio Ranieri, upset bookmakers odds of 5000/1 at the start of the season by finishing 10 points clear of 2nd place Arsenal to win their 1st ever top flight English league title.

The season was supposed to end on Sunday 15th May, but instead ended on Tuesday 17th May due to the abandonment and subsequent rearrangement of Manchester United's last home game against A.F.C. Bournemouth after a bomb scare.

League Table[change | change source]

As of 15 May 2016

Top 4[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Leicester City (C) 38 23 11 3 64 34 +32 81 Qualification for the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League group stage
2 Arsenal (Q) 38 20 11 7 65 36 +29 71
3 Tottenham Hotspur (Q) 38 19 13 6 69 35 +34 70
4 Manchester City (Q) 38 19 9 10 68 38 +30 66 Qualification for the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League play-off round

Bottom 4[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 48 62 −14 39
18 Newcastle United (R) 38 9 10 19 44 65 −21 37 Relegation to the

2016-17 Football League Championship

19 Norwich City (R) 38 9 7 20 35 61 −28 34
20 Aston Villa (R) 38 3 8 27 27 76 −49 17

* A win will give the team 3 points, a draw will give them 1 point, and a loss will give them no points.

Stadia and locations[change | change source]

Team Stadium Capacity
AFC Bournemouth Dean Court 11,464
Arsenal Emirates Stadium 60,338
Aston Villa Villa Park 42,682
Chelsea Stamford Bridge 41,798
Crystal Palace Selhurst Park 26,255
Everton Goodison Park 39,571
Leicester City King Power Stadium 32,262
Liverpool Anfield 45,276
Manchester City Etihad Stadium 47,405
Manchester United Old Trafford 75,731
Newcastle United St James' Park 52,405
Norwich City Carrow Road 27,010
Southampton St Mary's Stadium 32,589
Stoke City Britannia Stadium 27,740
Sunderland Stadium of Light 48,707
Swansea City Liberty Stadium 20,909
Tottenham Hotspur White Hart Lane 36,284
Watford Vicarage Road 21,500
West Bromwich Albion The Hawthorns 26,445
West Ham United Boleyn Ground 35,016

Personnel and kits[change | change source]

Team Manager Captain Kit Manufacturer Shirt sponsor
AFC Bournemouth England Eddie Howe England Tommy Elphick JD Sports Mansion Group
Arsenal France Arsène Wenger Spain Mikel Arteta Puma Emirates
Aston Villa Scotland Eric Black (caretaker) England Micah Richards Macron Intuit QuickBooks
Chelsea Netherlands Guus Hiddink (caretaker) England John Terry Adidas Yokohama Tyres
Crystal Palace England Alan Pardew Australia Mile Jedinak Macron Mansion Group
Everton England David Unsworth

England Joe Royle (caretakers)

England Phil Jagielka Umbro Chang Beer
Leicester City Italy Claudio Ranieri Jamaica Wes Morgan Puma King Power
Liverpool Germany Jürgen Klopp England Jordan Henderson New Balance Standard Chartered
Manchester City Chile Manuel Pellegrini Belgium Vincent Kompany Nike Etihad Airways
Manchester United Netherlands Louis van Gaal England Wayne Rooney Nike Chevrolet
Newcastle United Spain Rafael Benitez Argentina Fabricio Coloccini Puma Wonga
Norwich City Scotland Alex Neil Scotland Russell Martin Erreà Aviva
Southampton Netherlands Ronald Koeman Portugal Jose Fonté Adidas Veho
Stoke City Wales Mark Hughes England Ryan Shawcross New Balance Bet365
Sunderland England Sam Allardyce Northern Ireland John O'Shea Adidas Dafabet
Swansea City Italy Francesco Guidolin Wales Ashley Williams Adidas GWFX
Tottenham Hotspur Argentina Mauricio Pochettino France Hugo Lloris Under Armour AIA
Watford Spain Quique Sanchez Flores England Troy Deeney Puma 138.com
West Bromwich Albion Wales Tony Pulis Scotland Darren Fletcher Adidas Tlcbet
West Ham United Croatia Slaven Bilić England Mark Noble Umbro Betway

Top scorers[change | change source]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 England Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur 25
2 Argentina Sergio Agüero Manchester City 24
England Jamie Vardy Leicester City
4 Belgium Romelu Lukaku Everton 18
5 Algeria Riyad Mahrez Leicester City 17
6 France Olivier Giroud Arsenal 16
7 England Jermain Defoe Sunderland 15
Nigeria Odion Ighalo Watford
9 England Troy Deeney Watford 13
Chile Alexis Sanchez Arsenal

References[change | change source]